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Danielle Schroder Blog Posts

Court Grants Final Approval For Settlement On Behalf Of Security Officers Required To Attend Unpaid Training

October 09, 2014

Judge William Conley has granted final approval to a $150,000 settlement on behalf of security officers working for Total Security Management in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Arizona. Hawks Quindel, S.C. brought this case in 2012 on behalf of workers who provide security services. These security officers were required to attend training without compensation. Settlement funds will ... more->>

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Beware of CIGNA’s Disability Claims Handling Practices

September 30, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

We have recently seen an increase in clients denied long term disability insurance (“LTDI”) benefits by CIGNA Group Insurance, also known as Life Insurance Company of North America. Not only are CIGNA’s denials erroneous (our clients are unable to work and entitled to benefits under their insurance plans), but compared to other insurers, CIGNA’s review procedures are particularly egregious. Often... more->>

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Hawks Quindel Sponsoring and Participating in 2014 NAMI Dane County

September 16, 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) strives to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues in the United States by advocating and supporting access to treatment and community through grassroots organizing. At noon on Sunday, October 5, 2014, Hawks Quindel team members will proudly walk 5 kilometers to help raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness by ... more->>

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Schroder to Present at the WAJ Women’s Caucus Seminar

September 02, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder will speak at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Seminar in Wisconsin Dells on September 19, 2014. In her presentation entitled “Oh Baby! Pregnancy, Maternity Leave and the Practice of law,” Ms. Schroder will address both the legal protections for pregnant women in the workforce and practical implications for lawyers as they transition to and from ... more->>

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Does A Mental Health Limitation Apply To Your Claim For Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits?

August 11, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

As we have written about previously, mental health issues can be as debilitating as those affecting a worker’s physical health. When a suffering worker files a mental health disability claim, however, he or she often finds his/her long term disability (LTDI) plan has special rules for such claims. Most long term disability insurance (LTDI) policies have a 24-month mental health limitation. These ... more->>

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Schroder Featured In The Summer Issue Of The Verdict

August 08, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder's article "The Scope of Discovery in ERISA Wrongful Denial of Benefit Cases" has been published in the Women's Caucus section of the The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. To view the article, click here.... more->>

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Attorney Schroder To Present At Wisconsin Association For Justice Summer Seminar

July 03, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder will speak at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Annual Summer Seminar in Door County July 11 and 12, 2014. Schroder's presentation entitled "Short and Long Term Disability Benefits – What You Need To Know" will provide an overview of ERISA disability benefit claims, from the initial application process to litigation of wrongful denial of benefits claims.... more->>

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LIRC Finds Employer Discriminated Against Job Candidate Based On His Conviction Record

July 02, 2014

On June 16, 2014, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) issued a fair employment decision finding that RTS Distributors, an independent distributor of Kirby vacuum cleaners, discriminated against Donald Zunker, a job applicant, when it interviewed but failed to hire him due to his conviction record. The Commission also held that RTS violated the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act by posting ... more->>

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Truck Driver’s Multiple Rule Violations Did Not Amount to “Substantial Fault” Under Wisconsin Unemployment Law

June 09, 2014

A Wisconsin Administrative Law Judge affirmed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's initial determination that a truck driver was entitled to unemployment benefits. Attorney Danielle Schroder represented the employee in the hearing on the matter. The employer Waste Management cited multiple incidents, including an accident with a parked vehicle, striking an awning, sideswiping a ... more->>

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Legal Protection for Wisconsin Taxicab Drivers with Criminal Records

May 29, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

Recent news coverage involving Madison taxicab drivers illustrates the stigma associated with labels such as “criminal,” “sex offender,” and “felon.” Once an individual has a criminal record, it can become very difficult to obtain employment. All Wisconsin employees with criminal records have legal employment rights, however, and generally they may not be denied employment, taxi driver permits or... more->>

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